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I'm sorry but Obama sounds like a preacher

have you heard him speak? He sounds like he's giving a sermon. How could anyone vote for that guy?

Thu. Feb 28, 6:57am

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He spoke at my university last was amazing. He does sound like a preacher but only in the sense that he brings hope, just like others before him that have caused change in history. It was way cool to be a part of something that may be talked about in future generations. Just my opinion of course.

Thursday, February 28, 2008, 7:38 AM

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Yeah, that's hardly news though. The media has brought up his preacher-like quality quite a bit in recent weeks. But if you're bored and want to start an off-topic thread fight, knock yourself out.

Thursday, February 28, 2008, 9:27 AM

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I heard him speak in person and he was great. What is wrong with sounding like a "preacher"...or minister? What about Martin Luther King? I think good speaking skills is central to the job as president. You want someone who inspires people.

Thursday, February 28, 2008, 10:33 AM

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I suppose it's better than sneaking references to born-again theology into your speeches...

"Wonder working power" comes to mind...

Thursday, February 28, 2008, 11:51 AM

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You're responding to the tone and speech patterns in his voice.

NPR did a great story on how a candidate's vocal timbre can affect a candidate's overall appeal:

They did say he does sound a little "preachy" while Hillary, when she's not too careful, can sound like a bit like a "nagging mom".


Thursday, February 28, 2008, 1:03 PM

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